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Cartons are recyclable in San Diego County! Cartons that hold milk, juice, and broth are shipped to a paper mill where they are converted into pulp to make new products.
Switching to reusable water bottles can save you some serious cash! For every 150 plastic water bottles you replace you can save about $225! Not to mention it will ensure that plastic water bottles do not end up in our landfills or in our communities.
Before recycling pizza boxes, make sure to remove excess food before placing in the blue recycling bin. If the cardboard is stained with grease, tear off the clean portions and recycle only those parts.
Local recycling programs expanded to include clean Styrofoam in the list of items that can be placed in your blue recycling container. This type of Styrofoam can be found in packaging boxes of large products like televisions and computers.
Small packing peanuts belong in your trash bin. Although local recycling programs accept plastic #6, it will not accept Expanded Polystyrene. Instead contact your local shipping store to donate excess packing peanuts.
WasteFreeSD is a one-stop zero waste resource which offers information on diversion of household items, recyclables, and household hazardous waste from our crowded landfills. Easy access information connects you to local resources that reduce waste.
WasteFreeSD is a zero waste database that strives to empower local community members by providing solutions to common day disposal problems. I Love A Clean San Diego maintains information on over 1,000 resources to help residents and businesses find hassle-free solutions.
Through outreach, community involvement and example, I Love A Clean San Diego leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.